Leadership is built on trust. You can build trust through caring relationships, competency, and integrity.
Risk-takers are the ones who change the world. Everything worth doing will come with some level of risk. The question is what do you want to do and how much are you willing to risk to accomplish that?
Communication and expectations are a key part of a leader’s role in a team. Leaders foster an open line of communication and maintain expectations to which the entire team (even themselves) are held accountable. A team requires consistent communication and clear expectations in order to achieve set goals.
I think it goes without saying that leadership is hard, but there is so much more to leadership than that. Being a leader involves much more than leading other people; it requires a lifestyle that, quite frankly, does not fit everyone.
Growth is an important part of almost any organization, but sometimes trying to grow can be more detrimental than it’s worth. Here’s why.
The book review you’ve never read about a principle that is vital to your success as a leader and a creative.
Are you, your team, or your organization struggling with maintaining or developing a vision? The good news is that you’re not alone; thousands, if not millions, of individuals and organizations are going through the same thing. The better news is that there is a solution.
Leadership requires ownership. You cannot be a strong leader without taking ownership and responsibility. But as a leader, you want your team to take ownership of your project or organization. Ownership is what sets apart the great teams from the good.
If someone has a security net, they are more likely to take higher risks with greater rewards. Leaders do not just lead others, they are the human safety net.
I will never forget the first meeting I had with my leadership mentor. “Kyle,” he said, “your job as a leader is to replace yourself.” It took me three years to figure out what that meant and why it was the best advice anyone had ever given me.